Florida Keys

51 Cuban migrants make landfall in the Keys

These migrants landed at the U.S. Navy’s Boca Chica Sunday morning.
These migrants landed at the U.S. Navy’s Boca Chica Sunday morning. U.S. Navy

Fifty-one Cuban migrants landed in the Florida Keys on Sunday, authorities say.

At 5:30 a.m. at mile marker 92.5 mile oceanside in Tavernier, 11 migrants eight men, one woman and two girls — came ashore.

Twenty-two arrived at Naval Air Station Key West’s Boca Chica Field about 7 a.m. There were 20 men and two women. One man was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center for medical treatment.

Then at 7:40 a.m., 18 migrants landed Long Beach Road on Big Pine Key.

All the migrants will likely be able to stay under wet-foot, dry-foot, which allows Cuban migrants who make landfall in the U.S. to stay and apply for residency in a year. Those that are caught at sea are repatriated.

Cuban migrants are greeted by witnesses as they arrive in the Florida Keys after a journey at sea on a makeshift boat.

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